Taylor Swift’s Music Video Director Defends Her
Taylor Swift’s new music video for the new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” which debuted at the MTV Video Music Awards, has been the center of critical attention ever since it came out. Many of her loyal fans and musical critics have questioned her motives for producing a song with such petty content, but the director of the music video tried to defend her from the criticism.
Joseph Kahn, the director of the music video, blamed the double standard for all of the criticism brought by the media as a way of defending the super star.
“If I plan something as a man I’m a ‘genius.’ If Taylor as a woman plans something she is ‘manipulative.’ Double standards. This is wrong,” Kahn posted on Twitter.
If I plan something as a man I’m a “genius.” If Taylor as a woman plans something she is “manipulative.” Double standards. This is wrong.
— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) August 30, 2017
As our recent reports read, Swift’s new music video for “Look What You Made Me Do,” was about the many identities she has portrayed over the years, and how she wants to start over. Additionally, she passive aggressively called out celebrities who have treated her wrongly over the years.
Kahn has worked with Swift for many videos before, and actually helped produce some of her best videos thus far in her career. In fact, he collaborated with Swift for the music videos for “Bad Blood” and “Blank Space.” However, he did receive criticism for his collaborative video, “Wildest Dreams,” back in 2015. In fact, critics felt that the music video for “Wildest Dreams” glamorized African colonialism.
Swift’s album, Reputation is officially coming out on Nov. 10. If this is the first song to be released from it, we can’t to see what’s next. What identity will Swift portray now? Stay tuned.